The trumpeter sounds the “Call to Post”, eyes shift to the starting gate, the announcer readies the contenders… and they’re off! The gates release a thundering stampede of hooves; the stands come alive with a gargantuan roar and a sea of waving tickets and fists surge to the air… who will be victorious? The Kentucky Derby is an iconic event in the sporting calendar and a visit to Churchill Downs is surely on any racing fan’s wish list. Let us create a customised trip, including a choice of hospitality offerings to ensure you experience the derby in style.
The Bluegrass State is not just the home of bourbon and fried chicken: Abraham Lincoln was born here, there’s a great musical tradition and it has amazingly diverse landscapes to explore. Kentucky offers the perfect mix of town and country and a slice of true Americana. From the handsome exuberance of its 40-block strong Old Louisville neighbourhood, built on the wealth of the bourbon and tobacco trades, to a vibrant theatre and culinary scene – Louisville does southern hospitality, and not to mention charm, like no other.